This rug is cotton and while it is beautiful, it gets filthy fast in high traffic areas. I've since replaced it, but after a very short time it also began splitting at the seams. It might be ok for room that's never used, but don't walk on it if you want it to look good.
This is lovely in the "Countryside" palette. It is a beautiful addition to our living area. The braids are like ropes of calico. We added a rug pad underneath and it is very comfortable and kid-friendly. No knowledge yet of durability. Arrived well-packaged and was easy to bring into the house. Lays flat quickly. Slight scent like fabric softener or a dryer sheet; faded within days. Great value for the size and price. Happy it is made in USA. Would buy again; am considering another for a different room.